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Internship Series: Boston University Humphrey Fellowship Program

November 24, 2015

Pengying Wang CAS'18 | Major: International Relations Intern, Boston University Humphrey Fellowship Program CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Pengying: During this internship, I completed some administrative office work, organized and edited the fellows' profiles, worked on the program booklets, wrote proposals with other corporations, answered the phone calls and replied to emails. My responsibilities strengthened the communication between the fellows and the program, assisting with the administrative tasks while proposing creative and useful ideas...

Being a Leader on Campus: What does it mean and how do you do it?

November 19, 2015

By Tesla Abrego, Student Outreach Coordinator As the Student Outreach Coordinator for Boston University’s Center for Career Development and Educational Resource Center, I have the privilege to work with an amazing group of student leaders through our Student Ambassador Program. These students were selected from a competitive group of applicants because of their leadership potential. They are all active members of the BU community; involved with various student groups, community service programs, activism, and cultural exchanges.

The LinkedIn Alumni Tool: A Hidden Gem

November 12, 2015

By Terry Brown, Assistant Director, Counseling & Programs Trying to decide on a major? In the market for an internship? Nearing graduation and getting ready to start your job search? Wherever you are in the career planning process, the LinkedIn alumni tool is a goldmine of information, and a somewhat hidden resource. What is it? LinkedIn’s alumni feature is an interactive tool that helps you access information on the career paths of 175,000+ Boston University alumni. It...

Internship Series: Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

November 10, 2015

Guanying Qu CAS'18 | Majors: Math and Economics Intern, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Guanying: I conducted data analysis of surveys that measure the effectiveness of education initiatives for children on field trips, measuring pre-visit and post-visit differences in their knowledge of healthy food choices. This project required me to create infographics and a final report presented to the board of directors. I also created a series of...

Secure Storage for Recommendation Letters

November 5, 2015

By Corinne Montanaro, Recruiting Coordinator Applying to graduate school? Seeking career opportunities in the academic field? Confused about organizing all of the documents necessary to apply for such opportunities? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Interfolio may be a helpful resource for you to explore. What is Interfolio? Interfolio is an online service that provides a secure method for storing letters of recommendation, transcripts, writing samples, teaching evaluations, resumes, and other important documents; all...

Internship Series: Suh Lab, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

November 3, 2015

Katherine Sennott CAS'16 | Major: Biology Intern/Researcher, Suh Lab, Albert Einstein College of Medicine CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Katherine: I was in charge of a research project about apolipoproteins, which are proteins that move cholesterol and other lipids around in your body. This project was based on research that other scientists have published, and was used to highlight gaps in our knowledge. A certain apolipoprotein called ApoE also plays a big role in...

Tell Me about Yourself

October 29, 2015

By Deborah Jancourtz, Assistant Director, Counseling & Programs Great, you’ve got an interview for an internship or job that really excites you! You begin to prepare for the interview and think about the most frequently asked question: “So, tell me about yourself.” You get nervous just thinking about such an open-ended question. Rather than dread this inquiry, here are some do’s and don’ts to help you set a positive tone for the interview. DON'T tell your life story—I had...

Internship Series: Mercer Consulting

October 27, 2015

Saurabh Mahajan CAS'16 | Major: Economics Actuarial Consulting Intern, Mercer Consulting CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Saurabh: Mercer is a global consulting firm that focuses on risk and talent consulting. I was an actuarial intern in the retirement consulting department, so I worked with our consultants to help clients manage/forecast/de-risk their pension liabilities. Since I was the only intern in the department, I worked on a variety of projects ranging from government filings to...

On-Campus Interviews = Employers Come to You

October 22, 2015

By Heather Reghitto, Recruiting Manager Students choose to attend Boston University for a variety of reasons. There are so many opportunities available to you it’s hard to take advantage of all that BU has to offer. If you’re looking to enter the workforce after you graduate, you’re in luck! According to NACE’s Job Outlook 2015 Spring Update, “Employers are nudging up their initial hiring projections for this year’s college class as they now plan to hire 9.6%...

Internship Series: nanoView Diagnostics, Inc.

October 20, 2015

Michael Stephenson ENG’16 | Major: Biomedical Engineering Product Development Engineering Intern, nanoView Diagnostics, Inc. CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Michael: nanoView Diagnostics is a startup company that is located in the Boston University Business Resource Center, at Photonics. I found this position after asking one of my professors for help in acquiring an internship. He directed me to the director of this program, who connected me with the company. I was responsible for performing...